These confections, quite similar to moist marzipan balls, are inspired by North African treats and flavours (almond flour, orange blossom) but not as sweet as most of the traditional pastries from over there.
The recipe is naturally gluten and dairy free (could be made vegan by replacing the egg with a vegan alternative like aquafaba). Even if you’re not allergic, I’m sure you’ll enjoy these yummy balls with a cup of tea or as a sweet treat to pack when you want something sweet that will travel well and keep for days!
You could be creative and try new flavour combinations like chocolate and orange (replace a teaspoon or 2 of almond flour with cocoa powder) or lemon zest/lavender, lime/mint, rose/pistachio, the list is almost endless! Orange blossom water can usually be found in Mediterranean or Persian grocery stores.